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Alexej von Jawlensky

Alexej Georgewitsch von Jawlensky (?March 13, 1864 - March 15, 1941) was a Russian impressionist painter, active in Germany.

He was born in Torzhok[?], a town in the department of Tver[?], Russia, as the fifth child of Georgi von Jawlensky and his wife Alexandra (née Medwedewa). His family was aristocratic.

At the age of ten, he moved with his family to Moscow. After a few years of military training, he became interested in painting, visiting the Moscow World Exposition[?] c. 1880.

In 1896, he moved to Munich, where he met Wassily Kandinsky, another Russian artist.

His works include:-

  • Girl Wearing an Apron
  • Woman with a Fan
  • Symphony
  • Hyacinth, c. 1902

He died in Wiesbaden, Germany, on March 15, 1941.

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